Non-Compete Agreements

Litigation over non-compete agreements is rising, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.  And the fight is not limited to high-end executives at large corporations; rather, small businesses and start-ups must decide how to handle non-compete agreements both for their current employees and for prospective applicants.   On the one hand, non-compete agreements are rationally…

Less Time for a Drug Crime, Maybe

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice will no longer charge certain nonviolent drug offenders with offenses that carry lengthy mandatory prison sentences. There are many caveats in the announcement, but it is indicative of a larger policy drive toward lessening the punitive burden for…